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Oct 5, 2012 12:35am EDT
word. yeah. the word for obama was "jobs." the word for romney was "medicare." and the word for jim lehrer was -- [ fragmented interjections ] [ laughter ] that's right. jim lehrer had trouble making sure the candidates stuck to the rules last night. even nfl replacement refs were like, "this guy's a disaster! [ laughter ] who hires these guys?" of course, obama and romney differed on many subjects throughout the debate. however, there was one moment where they really came together in perfect harmony. check it out. [ humming "whistle" by flo rida ] [ light laughter ] [ humming in unison ] [ humming in unison ] [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: flo rida fans. >> steve: yeah, they love flo rida. >> jimmy: they like flo rida, yeah. hey, the highly-anticipated video game, nba 2k13, hits stores this week. it is very realistic. in fact, as soon as you win, a kardashian shows up and marries you. [ laughter and applause ] it's just -- what a great game. >> steve: that's good. >> jimmy: exciting. actually, nba 2k13 has a secret celebrity team that features pauly d and vinny from "jersey shor
NBC
Oct 3, 2012 11:00pm EDT
are correct. g jim rosenfield watched it firgs. steve? >> reporter: the pressure was on mitt romney who needed a turn around. president obama came into debate ahead. with an estimated 60 million americans watching, moderator jim layrer asked can you put more people to work? romney would cut taxes and regulations on small business. >> my priority is jobs. so what i do is i bring down the tax rates. >> governor romney's proposal calls for a $5 trillion tax cut. the average middle class family with children would pay about $2,000 more. it is not possible to come up with enough deductions and loopholes that only affect individuals to avoid either raising the deficit or burdening the middle class. it's math. >> reporter: on medicare and social security,one agreement. >> neither the president nor are are i are proposing any changes. >> aarp has said that your plan would weaken medicare, substantially. >> romney fired back a a major debate moment that the president weakened the economy by his focus on health care. >> i don't know how the president could have come into office facing rising unploimt an
NBC
Oct 3, 2012 9:00pm EDT
tonight in denver. that's the moderator, jim lehrer of pbs. he's done a dozen of these. and the rules, which he will announce at the start, give him broad leeway to guide the conversation and the debate. it is a cold room in denver. the campaigns wanted the temperature low. and it's not likely to stay that way once we get under way. both men have been prepping for days. this happens to be the obamas' 20th wedding anniversary. moments ago we saw a warm embrace between mrs. romney and mrs. obama. they both met each other at the front of the hall. their hiss, this is the first of three meetings debate style between these candidates. even though voting is under way in 34 states. we'll throw it to the moderator. >> good evening from the magness arena at the university of denver in denver, colorado. i'm jim lehrer of the pbs news hour, and i welcome you to the first of the 2012 presidential debates between president barack obama, the democratic nominee, and former massachusetts governor mitt romney, the republican nominee. this debate and the next three, two presidential, one vice president
NBC
Oct 3, 2012 4:00pm EDT
>>> good afternoon. i'm pat lawson muse. >> i'm jim handly. it's about time, and it's got all of washington buzzing. fan favorite teddy finally got his win today. >> he's lost more than 500 presidents races since the team came to washington. but now number 26 can chalk up one win on his record. there have been rumors for the past week the team would finally let him win. the nats even labeled the series against teddy in 2012. should teddy have won or stayed a permanent underdog? weigh in by voting on our nbc washington facebook page and let us know. >> he was jumping. but pretty humble in the end. >>> now we've got a warning today about a computer scam. the federal trade commission is cracking down on telemarketers who prey on people concerned about their computers. >> they call offering to remove viruses, or spyware from your computer. that doesn't exist. you pay for it, and as danielle lee reports, they get access to your pc, and your credit card. >> reporter: the scam starts with a phone call. on the other end, an individual often from india, posing as a technical support. t
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Oct 4, 2012 5:00pm EDT
the search scene with the latest on this search. pat? >> reporter: jim, some of the police are still out searching, others are back there getting debriefed. it's been more than three days now. no sign of brian glen. and the concern here continues to grow. they searched last night, and they were back again today. this time with more cops. and that helicopter again. looking all around the park trying to find brian glen. >> do you think he's in harm's way? >> it's hard for me to believe that he would go this long without contacting us if he weren't. and we had no reason to believe that he's a runaway. >> reporter: brian glen a senior. monday morning he dropped his younger brother off and kept on going. a short time later he went to this dunkin' donuts. the next day his car found here at the park. but no sign of brian glen. surveillance video shows that on monday morning, about 8:00 a.m., brian went to this dunkin' donuts, and bought six doughnuts. he walked away, and a short time later came back and bought a bottle of water. his parents think that's unusual, because in his car, he had his l
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Oct 3, 2012 6:00pm EDT
with the latest. >> reporter: jim and doreen, thanks, good afternoon. when this debate starts tonight here at the university of denver, moderator jim lehrer will ban booing and hissing and clapping, so we, america, can concentrate on what these candidates have to say. more than 60 million americans could watch tonight's debate. >> i've made up my mind but i'd still like to see both of the candidates sweat a little bit. >> reporter: president obama looked relaxed this week. mitt romney, too. but he knows he has to change perceptions tonight. more voters now see romney negatively than see him positively. and that loses elections. >> only two presidential candidates in the last 20 years have had a net negative image at this point and one of them lost, george h.w. bush. >> reporter: romney got good news from three battlegrounds in florida. he's now behind by just one point. still way down in ohio. but in virginia, romney's down by just two. with a lot on the line in past debates, romney's done well. >> going up against mitt romney is not a fun thing. he's got the facts. he drills you, stays, t
NBC
Oct 4, 2012 4:00pm EDT
last night. how big bird stole the spotlight. >>> good afternoon, everybody. i'm jim handly. >> i'm pat lawson muse. first up tonight, a beautiful landmark with an ugly problem. dozens of workers are down on the national mall today trying to solve an algae problem at the newly renovated reflecting pool. >> they're using all sorts of high-powered equipment to clean up the spot. it's proving to be a much bigger task than anyone imagined. >> it's slippery when you walk on it. but it sticks to the bottom of the shovel. >> reporter: the last thing the national park service wanted to do after the $34 million renovation to the reflecting pool. tack on another $100,000 service to the invoice. >> it's frustrating. we did not expect to have to do this so quickly. but this is a maintenance problem. >> reporter: after an ongoing battle with the severe algae problem, they took the advice of an aquatic geologist and drained the pool. >> probably another day or two before we get everything out. our company has five or six guys, and 100 of the free lance companies. >> we came here to see, and we are ve
NBC
Oct 3, 2012 12:35am EDT
break down the debate with moderator jim lehrer. con, hearing tom brokaw try to pronounce -- [ as tom brokaw ] "lehrer." [ laughter ] "leh -- lehrer. jim lehrer. leh-eh-lehrer." [ scattered applause ] [ laughter ] >> jimmy: pro, mitt romney will answer every foreign policy question by saying what his conservative base wants to hear. con, obama will answer every foreign policy question by saying, "i killed osama bin laden, bitches," and dropping the mic. [ cheers and applause ] "what do you want me to --" >> steve: "what do you want to do?" >> jimmy: "i don't even need a rebuttal." >> steve: yeah. i'm done. >> jimmy: pro, a candidate has two minutes to answer each question, followed by a one-minute rebuttal, followed by a 30-second opportunity to respond to the rebuttal. con, followed by a one-second opportunity to roll one's eyes and make a wanking motion with one's fist. [ laughter ] you have to have rules. >> steve: that's the rule? >> jimmy: that's the rule. >> steve: wow, things have gotten looser. >> jimmy: pro, tomorrow night's debate will be held at the university of denver's r
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Oct 3, 2012 5:00pm EDT
a fresh coat of paint. jim lehrer of pbs is prepared to moderate. andrea mitchell joins us now from denver. you know, they have three debates coming up. we're hearing that tonight's is going to be the most important. why is that? >> reporter: well, it's the first. wendy, this is the first chance we have to see these men face to face. they've been trading charges back and forth as well as their surrogates through speeches, stump speeches and also the campaign advertisements. this is going to be the first time they challenge each other. this format is designed to let them do exactly that. you'll not have opening statements. there are two-minute closing statements from each of them. but they'll be able to question each other, all on domestic policy. but we're told mitt romney does want to try to bring benghazi into the mix. they think there's an opening there to weaken the president by what went wrong in libya by that fatal attack. >> the race has tightpened nationally a little bit. two of the three battleground states is a statistical tie at this point. yet romney is still considered an unde
NBC
Oct 4, 2012 6:00pm EDT
jordan is in baltimore where health officials just released the new details. >> reporter: jim, this is typically used to treat back pain, but now several people have died, one in maryland and one in virginia. doctors here say they've been able to pinpoint a two-month time frame where this injection was distributed and they think they know where it came from. >> we were notified by centers for disease control -- >> reporter: the state department of mental health and hi hygiene say patients are at risk of having meningitis. a facility in massachusetts where the injections were mixed and shipped out. there, doctors believe a fungus contaminated the product. nine facilities received shipments of the questionable steroid injections. >> this case, there were human cases, and it was tracked back to the product. >> reporter: the meningitis outbreak has reached six states with five deaths, but doctors fear the number of those with meningitis may get higher. >> we believe that there are probably hundreds of patients who may have received an injection, and those cases are currently under
NBC
Oct 1, 2012 5:09pm EDT
for everything from the flu to terrorism. >> well, jim, in addition to doing all of that, the new building is going to be the new home for the city's morgue. from security doors using eye identification -- >> thank you, you have been identified. >> reporter: -- to water tanks for testing bullets, to walking into a morgue storage room, with a space for 200 refrigerated bodies, twice the old capacity. the new $210 million forensics headquarters, three years to construct, is a major improvement for crime and chemical analysis that has eluded the district for decades. >> the potential that this building gives to the district of columbia to increase, improve, and expand its ability to do forensic analysis, to solve crimes, is just enormous. >> reporter: it will take several more months for the building to be fully operational. but the city no longer will have to depend upon fbi facilities in quantico and elsewhere for detailed analysis. some residents in nearby homes were initially worried that the building might pose a potential hazard if chemicals escaped or there were fires. >> when you walk
NBC
Sep 30, 2012 9:00am EDT
presidential debate. jim axel rod previews gangster memorabilia. tracy smith meets with character actress elizabeth banks and more. but first the headlines for this sunday morning, the 30th of september 2012. there's been another so-called insider attack in eastern afghanistan. nato says a u.s. soldier and an american civilian were killed yesterday in an attack by a member of the afghan security forces. syrian rebels yesterday launched another offensive to reclaim that nation's largest city aleppo. among the casualties one of syria's historic treasures, aleppo's medieval marketplace went up in flames. they say everything is bigger in texas. fortunately that does not apply to earthquakes. the 3.4 magnitude tremor rattled the dallas/fort worth area overnight. so far there are no reports of injuries or serious damage. this weekend's shutdown of a stretch of one of the nation's busiest freeways has led to some traffic slowdowns but carmageddon 2 is not. interstate 405 in los angeles should be open in time for tomorrow morning's rush hour. president obama and his republican challenger mitt rom
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Oct 2, 2012 4:00pm EDT
for the first time since moving back to d.c. it is still sinking in, folks. good afternoon, i'm jim handly. >> i'm pat law son muse. it was an unusual scene for sure. the nats didn't score a single run but they still got to celebrate as they made franchise history. now more on what lies ahead for the team. >> reporter: hey, jim and pat. i'm sure we all know the numbers. the first time since 1933. 79 years that we have a first place baseball team here in washington. davy johnson has been saying since spring training, it is a three-step process. first, qualify for the playoffs. second, win the division. and then three, win the world series. to win the world series though, it will help the nationals if they have home-field advantage. right now they are tied with the cincinnati reds for the best record in baseball. with two games to go, the nationals, if they win both, will likely have that number one seed. if they have that top seed, they will begin the postseason on sunday against the winner of friday's wild card game. if they don't, and if it is the number two seed, they will start their postseas
NBC
Sep 28, 2012 4:00am EDT
of notorious criminals. jim axelrod takes a look. >> reporter: bobby livingston's family has been auctioning rare artifacts for 30 years. a letter from washington, a signed picture of einstein. but they're about to hold their biggest event ever at this amherst, new hampshire auction house. it's not the heroes who are the headli headliners. >> washington, lincoln, churchill, al capone? >> al capone is one of those figures, those iconic figures that represents something to american popular culture. >> reporter: sunday 130 rare pieces of gangster memorabilia from the 1920s and '30s go on the block. items gathered from private collectors during the last eight years. >> with the type of interest we're getting, i would not be surprised if this was a seven-figure auction. >> reporter: included is a musical love letter al capone wrote to his wife, may, while in alcatraz. >> two sawed off shotguns. >> reporter: also feature ready items found on bonnie and clyde right after the shootout that ended their bank robbing careers and their lives in 1934. >> this was in clyde's waistband? >> it was in his wa
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Sep 30, 2012 6:30pm EDT
. but the nationals, a big day for them. and they were able to clinch this one. jim johnson, he got his 50th save of the season. the nationals, i'm sorry, the orioles, they will win this one, 6-1 big win for them. and now the yankees, they won, and the angels won as well. so the o's are remaining tied in the first for the al east, clinching the spot with the angel's loss in their second game tonight. >> it is fun, i mean, you know today, it really reminded when the brewers made it. we stood out on the field and waited for them to end. it kind of brought back flashbacks. but you know it is one step closer. i mean it would have been nice to clinch, but i know we are still looking for the division. >>> now to week four of the nfl. the redskins are on the road in tampa bay. right now late in the first quarter, the 21-13, rg3. 215 passing yards. one rushing tb. out for more. big game already on the big ground. and eight different redskins with at least one pass. of course, we'll have full high lites tonight for you on game on overtime. but they will be going to tampa bay and getting it done. >> everyt
NBC
Oct 1, 2012 11:00pm EDT
possibly can. >> reporter: jim rosenfield, news 4. >> for many people, pets are part of the family. but, now, there's a new push to make sure that pets are buckled up in a car, like everybody else. there's a lawmaker up in new jersey who wants to require dogs and cats to be in a harness or a cage that snaps into a seat elt so that they won't distract the driver. not having a bet buckled up could cost a thousand dollars in fines and a charge of animal cruelty. governor chris christy called the legislation in his words the stupidest thing he's ever heard. he says he will not sign it. >> veronica is here with more about our weather. a little rain tonight that is going to continue? >> it is going to continue. to taking the pet out tomorrow morning, it's going to be a little wet. in fact, for some folks, it could be a lot wet. >> the pet will want to ride in the car. >> exactly. let's take a look at what's happeng right now. we have, of course, had some showers around the area this evening. and we're going to see a lot more right into tomorrow morning and throughout the day. got up to a high
NBC
Oct 2, 2012 11:00pm EDT
. >> reporter: jim, it's the first face-to-face meeting between barack obama and mitt romney in nearly five years. the first is domestic matters and the economy. at this time tomorrow night, it will all be over left to the pun dants and the voters. >> home of the pioneers, the university of denver plays home to sparring contenders of the political kind. final touches were put on the debate today where in less than 24 hours, potential gaps and zingers could fly. president obama took a break and visited the hoover dam. mitt romney took time out for a buritto bowl. and romney may have gotten zinger help from an unlikely ally today. vice president joe biden campaigning in north carolina. >> how they can justify raising taxes in the middle class has been buried the last four years. how in lord's name can they justify it? >> reporter: republicans pounced. >> we agreed. we need to elect mitt romney the next president of the united states. >> reporter: in person absentee voting is already under way. early voeting going only in other states. both sides know tomorrow's debate could be the last one so
NBC
Oct 4, 2012 4:00am EDT
state. with an estimated 60 million americans watching on tv, cable and the web, moderator jim leherer asked can you put more people to work? >> the answer is, yes, we can help. >> reporter: romney would cut taxes and regulations on small business. >> my priority is jobs, and so what i do is i bring down the tax rates. >> governor romney's proposal that he's been promoting for 18 months calls for a $5 trillion tax cut. >> reporter: which the president claimed would help the rich at others' expense. >> the average middle class family with young children would pay $2,000 more. >> everything he said about my tax plan is not accurate. >> it is not possible to come up with enough tax cuts to avoid either raising the deficit or burdening the middle class. it's math. it's arithmetic. >> reporter: on medicare and social security one agreement. >> neither the president nor i are proposing any changes for any current retirees or near retirees. >> reporter: in ten years romney wants a private medicare option. >> aarp has said that your plan would weaken medicare substantially. >> reporter: romney
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Sep 28, 2012 4:00pm EDT
or hormones. [ jim ] we raise our chickens cage-free. we're trying to make a better chicken. [ jim ] we raise our chickens cage-free. they'll tell you exactly what they're thinking... kids... especially my niece. the moment she pointed out my moderate to severe chronic plaque psoriasis... well, it was really embarrassing. so i had a serious talk with my dermatologist. this time, she prescribed humira-adalimumab. humira helps to clear the surface of my skin by actually working inside my body. in clinical trials, most adults with moderate to severe plaque psoriasis saw 75% skin clearance. and the majority of people were clear or almost clear in just 4 months. humira can lower your ability to fight infections, including tuberculosis. serious, sometimes fatal events, such as infections, lymphoma, or other types of cancer, have happened. blood, liver and nervous system problems, serious allergic reactions, and new or worsening heart failure have occurred. before starting humira, your doctor should test you for tb. ask your doctor if you live in or have been to a region where certain fungal infecti
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Oct 1, 2012 7:00pm EDT
tampering crisis. his steady stewardship became a harvard business school case study. jim burke was a navy veteran. after his business career he chaired the partnership for a drug-free america and was awarded the presidential medal of freedom. james burke was 87 years old. >>> one of the great choices in sports is gone, millions of us grew up listening to chris economaki. the best-known name in auto racing off the track. he wrote about the sport for 74 years, on tv for just about as long. you could hear his fascination with fast cars and those who drove them. chris economaki was 91. >>> the word from los angeles today, seth mcfarland will host this year's oscars. the family guy creator fresh from hosting "snl" a master of all voices says his role is to channel the great hosts of the past, like bob hope and johnny carson. >>> up next, an update on a little girl who wanted very much to switch glasses when we first met. it's our "making a difference" report tonight. report tonight. wouldn't it be cool if we took the nissan altima and reimagined nearly everything in it? gave it greater horsepo
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Oct 4, 2012 7:00pm EDT
the biggest breaks to the highest. romney made a point of saying he'd cut the budget for pbs, even to jim lehrer. >> i like pbs, big bird. i actually love you, too, but i'm not going to keep on spending money on things to b r borrow money from china to pay for. >> he'll get rid of regular laces on wall street, but he's going to crack down on sesame street. >> today, a key romney surrogate said this. >> what people saw was president that revealed his imcompetence, how lazy and detached he is. he didn't want to prepare for this debate. he's lazy and disengaged. >> now, the pressure is on paul ryan and joe biden, who debate next week. >> i don't want to say anything in the debate that's not completely accurate. >> and the stakes are a lot higher for the president to come up with a different game plan for his next debate with mitt romney two weeks from now. >> andrea mitchell remains in denver, colorado. and thanks to social media. getting reaction to a debate isn't a morning after thing anymore. it's a real time thing about the talk about the event is still going on tonight. that part of ou
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Sep 28, 2012 7:00am EDT
is dead. he killed himself after murdering his land lady and her cat. jim moret has more on the tragedy and look at how katie is handling the news. >>> reporter: katie perry's ex-boyfriend savagely murdered his land lady and killed himself. 28-year-old actor johnny lewis beat the elderly woman to death in her home in los angeles during a drug fueled rampage. this is the house in the upscale neighborhood where the bizarre murder/suicide occurred. police say katie perry's ex-boyfriend showed super human strength. he killed the 81-year-old woman and her cat. then used a two by four to attack two men who responded to the woman's screams for help. >> lewis who rented a room in the house was found dead in the driveway after apparently jumping from the third floor. lewis began dating katie perry when he was appearing on the tv show the oc. they were serious item for more than a year but their split was acrimonious. >> katie reportedly mocked her former boyfriend in this song, you're so gay. ♪[ music ] >>> one line says i hope you hang yourself with your h and m scarves. she recorded the son
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Sep 28, 2012 10:00pm EDT
. situations like these don't build character, they reveal it. pretty damn impressive, considering. yeah. jim, we're going out. i don't get it, reagan. i've seen you lock up hundreds of hard guys that threatened payback. why does this guy have you so spooked? love. what? when i met benjamin walker, he had nothing, jack. he was a angry and violent demolitions expert who loved to blow stuff up, mostly bank vaults. and then he fell in love with maria disalvo. is that whose house we're gonna knock on? yeah. her love was like a life raft for him. somehow, it turned his whole life around. and as a reward for good behavior, she got pregnant. thing is, she wanted him to turn around and give up the life. he promised he would, but he didn't tell her he had one more score left in him. uh-huh. so, he wanted to do something big, something to pay her back for all the good she'd done and set them up for life. so he did his one last score. that's when you busted him. yeah. excuse me. i'm looking for maria disalvo. oh, man, she hasn't lived here in years. yeah, i know that. just wondering did anyone come arou
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Oct 1, 2012 6:00am EDT
have secured their first trip to the playoffs since 1997. jim tome had a pair of rbi singles on the day. joe saunders pitched into the 8th. the orioles sweep the series. the angels lost last night which means the os will at least win a wild card spot. it also means the yankees and rangers are also in the playoffs. >>> the orioles charter plane had to make an emergency landing in jacksonville, florida last night because there was smoke in the kitchen of the plane. no one was hurt. the os and rays begin their series tonight. >> our time is 6:25. still to come, new driving laws take effect today in maryland. what you need to know. >> the price you pay for meat is going to take a big jump next year. beverly has a quick check of the commute. >> you needed to know if you're headed out. 395 slower than normal coming up from the beltway north to duke street to seminary road. on the right shoulder has become the folk cal point of delay -- focal point of delays. stay with us. we'll be right back. i don't spend money on gasoline. i am probably going to the gas station about once a month. last time
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Oct 1, 2012 6:00pm EDT
: jim, thanks, good evening. both these candidates are looking at the polls, mostly in the battleground states. and they're all eyeing this debate, both eyeing this debate on wednesday. picture it, mitt romney side by side with barack obama. this is what challengers want, to be literally on an even keel with the incumbent president and 60 million americans could tune in. prominent republicans said today, it's huge. they're setting up for the debate in denver. one of mitt romney's biggest backers sounds upbeat. >> every time he's been challenged, in one of these situations, and had a debate, he's come forward with an outstanding performance. listen, i plead guilty to having confidence in the guy on wednesday night. >> reporter: but romney trails in every battleground state. >> he's got to redefine himself as someone who cares about the average american. he's got to show how his policies connect to that caring. and he has to show how president obama's policies have not produced a better result than his policies will. boy, that's a lot to do in one debate. >> reporter: at a rally in nevada
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Oct 2, 2012 5:00pm EDT
with details. >> hi, jim, wendy. similar to a traditional mammogram but it actually images the breast tissue in 3d. that helps doctors diagnose cancer earlier and hopefully save lives. >> he said i would be really shocked if this was not cancer. >> reporter: a cancer diagnose sis almost always surprising. when doctors recently diagnosed 58-year-old patty taylor with breast cancer, it was especially stunning because it had never shown up on her mammogram. >> which to me was astounding. just absolutely astounding. >> reporter: that's because the tumor was only 7 milliliters long which makes it difficult to pick up on a conventional mammogram. but the alexandria woman had a new type of screening. a 33 mammogram. the doctors say gives them a closer look at the breast tissue. >> the procedure is performed by having a series of very low dose images. reconstructed so that the breast tissue can be seen in as many as 60, 70, even 80 then sections or thin slices. >> reporter: conventional mammograms are two dimensional. it takes two images of each breast. one from the side and one on top. with the 3d
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Oct 4, 2012 6:00am EDT
would make as president. >> i'm sorry, jim, i'm going to stop the subsidy to pbs. i'm going to stop other things. i like pbs. i like big bird. i actually like you, too. but i'm not going to keep on spending money on things to borrow money from china to pay for. that's number one. >> that comment definitely ruffled some feathers. in fact, someone created a twitter handle "fired big bird." he or she has sent out several tweets and pictures, fired big bird has already more than 23,000 followers. >>> the vice presidential candidates will face off in their only debate a week from today. it will take place at center college in danville, kentucky. the maryland congressman chris van holland has been playing the role of paul ryan. >>> the next presidential debate will be on october 16th in long island, new york. the second debate will take place on the campus of hofstra university and will be in the format of a town hall meeting. that means undecided voters will ask the questions. the candidates will focus on foreign and co-do mdomestic pol. >>> tim kaine is opening up a gap in the virginia
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Oct 4, 2012 11:00am EDT
teddy. thank you for inspiring the nation and thank you for inspiring the nationals. >> i hope jim vance is watching. >> teddy is ready to take down the world. he is ready. >> looks like he is. >> that's news 4 midday. thanks for joining us. tune in at 4:00, 5:00 and 6:00 for the days news. >> we'll be back tomorrow at 11:00. until then, have a terrific day.
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Oct 5, 2012 5:00pm EDT
very specific voters in virginia, but romney heading to florida. >>> good evening, i'm jim vance. >> i'm doreen gentzler. the lowest jobless rate since president obama took office. he says the number shows the recovery is on the right track now. as you might expect, mitt romney holds a different view. danielle lee is on capitol hill with the veryliest. hi, danielle. >> hi, good evening. for president obama, this is proof that his policies are working. for mitt romney the unemployment rate at 7.8% doesn't tell the whole story. at a rally a in virginia a a smiling president obama took full advantage of september's job's report. >> more people entered the worc
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Oct 5, 2012 6:00pm EDT
williams joins us now with more from the myers family. pete? >> jim, doreen, we talked to bob myers who is his brother and we asked a question we haven't heard much about. when the sniper shooting started here on october 2nd, whether he ever talked to his brother, a civil engineer who lived in the washington area about them and whether they were concerned for his brother, here's what he said. >> we were very specific. we, when we saw the pattern of unexplained murders and they kept happening, we were very specific with him and asked him to use his vacation time and come home until things calmed down down there. and his comment was, well, it's millions of people down here, why would they get me? >> it was four days later that bob myers was watching the local news and saw that there had been another attack. he told us that he thought at the time, boy, there is some other family that is now going to have to deal with this and about 5:00 the next morning his nephew came to the door and said, well, they got dean. now, you saw him holding a wrist watch. he still has the watch his brother was
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Sep 30, 2012 10:30am EDT
coverage of the first presidential debate out in denver, moderated by my friend jim lehrer, and we'll see you here on "face the nation" next week.
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Oct 1, 2012 5:00am EDT
at the site right after hoffa disappeared. >>> we're two days away from the first presidential debate. jim lehrer will moderate wednesday night in denver. president obama attended a rally in nevada last night. he'll stay there to finish his preparations and talking points. mitt romney is in denver already. he'll stay there to finish his preparations. >>> dozens of dogs whose time at shelters had run out have a new lease on life this morning. more on how area pilots helped rescue the animals coming up at 5::0. >>> the nationals magic number to clinch the division is stuck at one. >> next after showers early this week, howard has some gorgeous days ahead in his seven-day forecast. you'll want to stick around for that. krystal conwell : we see a lot of problems with the... number of students that we have. resources. materials. things that the children need... on a day-to-day basis. anncr: question seven will help. the department of legislative services says question seven... will mean hundreds of millions of dollars... for schools...from gaming revenues that would have... gone to other states
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Oct 4, 2012 5:00am EDT
cuts he'd make as president. >> i'm sorry, jim, i'm going to stop the subsidy to pbs. i like pbs. i love big bird. i like you, too, but i'm not going to keep on spending money on things to borrow money from china to pay for. that's number one. >> well, that has sparked several big bird twitter accounts and twit pics. one user has used the handle fired big bird and tweeted this picture. it already has more than 23,000 followers. the race is tightening in two of the bat ground states, according to the latest nbc news "wall street journal" maris poll. in virginia, the president leads mitt romney by 2%. that's within the margin of error. he led there by 4% last month. the race is even tighter in florida. president obama leads his republican rival by just 1%. and we'll have much more on last night's debate throughout the morning. nbc news senior political editor mark murray will join us live later this morning to break down what the candidates needed to accomplish and whether they were successful. >> let's go to melissa live at the news4 news desk. >> we've just learned first lady michel
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Oct 4, 2012 12:35am EDT
you. thank you. [ applause ] >> now that's a whisper. >> hey, jim, so are you going to walk out the same way i came in? >> yeah. >> it might look cool if you put your fist up when you're walking. >> okay, here goes. [ laughter ] >> check another whisper off the list. >> hey, buddy, how's it going? >> not too good. >> what's the matter? >> this flagpole has been stuck in my foot for about six hours now. >> is there anything i can do? >> you can take me to the hospital. >> yeah, i can probably do that. >> stitches. >> hey, steve, how's it going? >> stop the bleeding. >> i'm peggy hess. i'll see you next time on "celebrity whispers." [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: that was "celebrity whispers: political edition." stick around, we'll be right back with "karate pinata." [ cheers and applause ] ♪ a wise man once said, never mix business with pleasure. [ crowd cheering ] but when you use old spice champion, mixing business with pleasure is nobody's business. [ thud ] nope. i hope you like pancakes. [ old spice whistle ] i hope you like pa♪ kes. forz(power!) andiamo! andiamo! (l
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Sep 30, 2012 6:00am EDT
moderator, jim lara. structure, six 15-minute segment. three focus on the economy, four, five, and six health care, the role of government and governing. procedure, each candidate gets two minutes to respond to a question posed by jim lara. time remaining is given to freewheeling discussion of segments. risk factor, dangerous, sometimes lethal. ♪ [music] ♪ >> are you better off than you were four years ago? is it easier for you to go and buy things in the stores than it was four years ago? is there more or less unemployment in the country than there was four years ago? is america as respected throughout the world as it was? do you feel that our security is as safe, that we're as strong as we were four years ago? if you answer all of those questions yes, why then i think your choice is obvious as to who you'll vote for. if you don't agree, if you don't think that this course that we've been on for the last four years is what you would like to see us follow for the next four, then i could suggest another choice that you have. >> jimmy jimmy carter practical gagging. question, who wil
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Oct 5, 2012 7:00am EDT
sluggish job growth we've seen in recent months. coming up, we'll talk to cnbc's jim cramer about what we can expect. >>> also, remember that impatient driver we showed you on thursday caught on camera using the sidewalk to get around a crowded school bus. guess what? she got busted. now her mom is coming to her daughter's defense with an explanation you might find a little hard to believe. we will hear from her coming up. >>> all right. you remember this guy, the prankster who posed as a delivery guy, accidentally dropping boxes of the much-anticipated new iphone in front of all those people waiting to get into the apple store. >> oh, no. >> there it goes. we'll meet him this morning and has quite the catalog of pranks, quite the repertoire. we want to start this morning with politics, the presidential race and mitt romney's newly revitalized campaign. nbc's peter alexander is in virginia this morning where both the president and governor will campaign today. peter, good morning to you. >> reporter: savannah, good morning to you. both campaigns came into this week circling two important
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Oct 1, 2012 7:00am EDT
. now these hunger games heat up as students hit back with their own video. jim moret has more. >> i want to start by welcoming everyone back to school. >> that's michelle obama introducing students to the new school lunch requirements that are now raising controversy. >> the talented people who cook the food at your school will be offering you all kinds of healthy delicious new choices. >> the public service announcement was shown to students as part of the first lady's let's move campaign to fight childhood obesity. but not everyone is happy with the new school lunches. high school students from coast to coast are upset the new government rules limit the number of calories that a cafeteria can serve. under the new regulations the students say they aren't getting enough to eat. these two students at the parsippany hills high school in new jersey have organized a strike to protest the new school lunch regulations that put a limit of 850 calories on each meal. >> at the end of this meal this year, you're not full. >> they must serve twice as many fruits and vegetables but many kids ar
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Oct 4, 2012 7:00am EDT
the eastern sea board, rain. sunny and warm out west. that's what's going on around the country -- wow, jim corrigan, yeah. great eyebrows, bad chin. that's what's going on around the country, here's what's happening in your neck of the woods. >> good morning viewers in southern maryland had a beautiful double rainbow around dawn. this photo taken by nikki. thanks for sending that in. post your photos to www.nbcwashington.com. we have a few lingering sprinkles across northern virginia, maryland and east and west virginia. they will be ending over the next hour or so. the sun breaking out with highs near 80. low humidity moves in. lower humidity on friday and saturday. showers saturday evening. >> it's a strong, manly chin. david? >> thanks, al. the new normal -- where am i? i'm trying to work here. the new normal when it comes to building a family. but first, this is "today" on nbc. >>> back now at 8:38. and this morning on the new normal, reshaping the american family. as we see on nbc's new comedy "the new normal," there are different options when it comes to having children. good morning
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